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As Summer begins, CDC Updates Social Guidelines

14/07/2020 06:00am | 109 views

By Ralph Ellis

As states lift restrictions and people begin to resume normal activities such as hosting cookouts or going to the nail salon, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued tips for reducing the risk of catching or spreading the coronavirus.



 

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Is It Safe to Go to the Pool?

13/07/2020 06:00am | 41 views

By Kelli Miller

Ready to dive into summer swim season? Or does the thought of a pool full of potential COVID-19 make you sweat?

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Summer in the Age of COVID-19: What Activities Are Safe?

10/07/2020 06:00am | 41 views

The weather is finally sunny and warm – summer is back! But there’s still a pandemic to consider. So, what activities you can do safely this summer, and which ones should you avoid? When making your decisions, consider four factors: person, place, space, and time.

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What Fabric Is Best for a Mask?

07/07/2020 06:00am | 123 views

Cotton seems to be the fabric of choice for making cloth masks, but a single layer of cotton on its own doesn’t fare very well in preventing particles from getting through so be sure to use multiple layers of it. How many layers? Well, in general, the more easily you can see through a fabric when holding it up to a light, the more layers of that particular fabric you need to create an effective mask. Using this guide, a pillowcase likely would require fewer layers than a bandana, which may require fewer layers than a t-shirt.

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Antibody Tests May Answer Public Health Questions

22/06/2020 06:00am | 234 views

 

June 1, 2020 -- Big-name medical testing companies like Quest Diagnostics and LabCorp have expanded access to antibody tests that can tell whether someone was recently infected with the coronavirus a few weeks after they’ve recovered from disease. You can order these tests online or go through your doctor.

 

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